Sunday, 18 September 2011

Nice day out in Stoke

A quick run down to the Stoke Challenge show yesterday. I took a pile of stuff for the B&B, but didn't shift much at all. However I purchased a couple of Airfix bren carriers (plus the vital 6pdrs) a Befehlspanzer I and a few British airborne jeep conversions. Plus some books for holiday reading on Crusader 1941, Napoleon in the Holy Land and the H&C big picture book on Eylau and Friedland 1806/7.

The afternoon was pleasantly passed in my first game of Armati, playing Goths v's Romans coached by Phil Steele from the Society of Ancients. Typical beginners luck I won convincingly, either due to my innate skill, Phil's coaching or lucky dice rolling. Interesting to experience the rule mechanics, but not a game I would play regularly.
On the dreamholme stand there were some nice 15mm French buildings, so I took a couple of picture for inspiration when I next get into a building mode.

They also had some 20mm ruins and "French" vehicles in various states of damage.

6 comments:

Ray Rousell said...

The buildings look great!! Lucky its not my period or I'd be sorely tempted!!

Goose on the loose said...

Glad to made it down Will. I was hoping to go, but other commitements prevented it. Think we might have to see about a club game at it one year. What do you think?

Mike said...

Always good to go to a show and pick up a few goodies. Did you pick up the Eylau/Friedland book for general reading, or are you planning something?

Rodger said...

Those buildings do look rather tasty.

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

The buildings are ace - wish they do a few town houses rather than just shops - would be ideal for my WSS project..!

Either way, clearly a one man band - that web site hasn't been updated since last year, and no mention of the 15mm stuff... when will they realise that the web is a far bigger audience than a show... :o))

Fire at Will said...

Steve, he did say that he hadn't had chance to update his website.

Mike the Eylu/Friedland book is for general reading, although it will probably cause me to dust off my French and Russians for another outing.